Sweater weather is here. Like it or not, chilly days and long nights are back. Gone, for now, is the need for the light, crisp wines of summer. Now begins the transition to wines with more body, structure and richness. Since I like to try wines with a few years […]
Shari’s Picks for August!
Inflation is affecting most of us. Food, clothing and fuel prices are up. I was not surprised to hear concerns within the wine industry about imported wine prices increasing in Ontario. Last month, LCBO announced new freight rates for imported wines. In some cases, rates for imported wines are doubling. […]
Shari’s Picks for July!
I had the honour of judging at the annual Ontario Wine Awards in May. Tony Aspler, leading wine writer, author and Canada’s self-proclaimed “evangelist for wine”, created this competition in 1995. He has turned over his annual wine competition to the trusted care of George Brown. Understandably at 83, Tony […]
Shari’s Picks for March!
Did you know there are wine days every month of the year? Wine days are a thing. International Riesling Day is on March 13. The Wines of Germany has declared this day as the official birthday for Riesling. According to a cellar log, the earliest recorded sale occurred March 13, […]